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NCFR Webinar: July 20 –Invoke, Evoke, Provoke

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National Council on Family Relations

NCFR Weekly Zippy News

June 28, 2017

Happy summer! Zippy will take a break the week of July 3 and will return the week of July 10.

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  1. What Science Can Tell Us About Family Fun
  2. NCFR Webinar: Practical Skills to Invoke, Evoke, and Provoke Cultural Engagement
  3. Register for Preconference Workshop: Strengths-Based Leadership Development in Family Science
  4. NCFR Has Moved to Saint Paul
  5. What Influences Financial Behavior in Young Adults?
  6. Call for Papers: Sustainable Futures
  7. Call for Applications: Early Career Work and Family Fellowships
  8. Zippy's Video: What Kids Really Want From Vacation
  9. Employment Opportunities

What Science Can Tell Us About Family Fun

NCFR member Karen K. Melton, Ph.D., CTRS recently appeared on the Talk of Iowa discussing the topic of family vacations with the show's hosts and callers. Listen to an online recording here.

This got us thinking back to last summer's issue of CFLE Network on the topic of Family Fun. For a limited time, we've unlocked several of the issue's articles to the general public (normally only available for Certified Family Life Educators). 

A common theme in these articles is that leisure time is often healthiest for the family when spent at home doing daily activities (Zabriskie & McCormick, 2001). However, there are also many great benefits to family vacations and activities outside the home, which you can learn about in this issue's articles below:

by Karen K. Melton, Ph.D., CTRS

by David L. Briscoe, Ph.D., CFLE

by Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D., CFLE

Read current and past issues of CFLE Network and NCFR Report on our website

Practical Skills for Family Life Educators to
Invoke, Evoke, and Provoke Cultural Engagement

Thursday, July 20, 2017  | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

This NCFR webinar is for family life educators interested in cultural engagement. Presenter Marcy L. Peake, MA, LPC, NCC, CFLE, will help you build awareness of your cultural self and take away activities to help provoke cultural engagement with the families you serve.

Family life educators work in a variety of environments that require knowledge, skills, and dispositions to engage diverse populations and create learning spaces that are anti-oppressive for all families. Since families are unique both within and between cultural groups, family life educators can best prepare by learning practical skills that invoke an understanding of their own cultural selves, evoke awareness of societal and individual biases, and provoke cultural engagement with families served. 

“This is an invaluable resource for teaching family life methodology. It will help students gain more awareness of themselves and the potential families with which they’ll work.”
- Jennifer Crosswhite, Ph.D., CFLE, NCFR Director of Research and Policy Education

An archived webinar recording is available with your registration. Classroom licenses are also available.

learn more and register 

NCFR Annual Conference Spotlight

Join us for the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15 – 18 in Orlando, Florida.
A preliminary schedule is updated weekly and the full revised schedule will be available late summer. For more details, please visit our conference webpage.

Preconference Workshop: 
Strengths-Based Leadership Development in Family Science

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5:15 p.m. with coffee beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $150 | Limited to 40 participants

Open to all current Family Science leaders, this preconference workshop is designed to create opportunities for participants to learn about their personal leadership strengths, as well as how those abilities interact with the strengths of fellow faculty and staff members. We also will discuss how those strengths can be used to tackle problems faced by academic administrators such as managing difficult conversations and working effectively with deans and other upper level administrators.

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NCFR Has Moved to Saint Paul

Unpacked and Ready to Assist You

NCFR headquarters is staying in Minnesota, but we've moved from Minneapolis just across the Mississippi River into Saint Paul.

Please note our new mailing address:
National Council on Family Relations
661 LaSalle Street, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Our phone numbers, email, and website addresses will stay the same.
Main office: 763-781-9331 or toll free at 888-781-9331

What Influences Financial Behavior in Young Adults?

New Research on Family Financial Management  

The June 2017 issue of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning features topics relevant to family life educators and researchers. Subjects include how young adults' financial behavior relates to their financial satisfaction, and gender differences in adolescent work behavior.

read abstracts 
(You will need to scroll down to see articles)

Call for Papers: Sustainable Futures

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.” The society is a multidisciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. Papers from all disciplines are welcome. The deadline for abstract submission is Oct. 15, 2017. 

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Call for Applications: Early Career Work and Family Fellowships

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2018 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as integrate them within the WFRN research community. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program. Fellows receive a one year membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to help defer expenses to attend a preconference meeting and the 2018 WFRN Conference (to be held June 21-23 in Washington DC). 

learn more and apply

Zippy's Video of the Week

Kid President is here to give parents everywhere some insider information on what kids really want out of a vacation. Roller coasters? Room service? The answer may just surprise you!

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Employment Opportunities

Employers: Get your job opening included in Zippy News by posting it in NCFR's online Jobs Center!

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Candidates for Friday Five

1. In Sickness and in Health: the quote I mutter like a mantra

Rebecca Armstrong

2. How to help social and behavioral research findings make their way into practice settings

William T. Riley

3. ACF OPRE News Vol. 5 Issue 10 - June 15, 2017


4. Parents as Partners featured in North East newspaper

5. Twitter Chat: Military Experts Answer Your Questions on PTSD, Stress

6. Parenting and Family Studies Alliance

7. Registration now open for 25th annual National Symposium on Family Issues
‘Family and Technology’ to be held Oct. 23-24

Brooke McCord

Newton Daily News

The curriculum consists of 8 modules, which are based on the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model (NERMEM). Brown ...

9. State-Wide Fatherhood Program, The R3 Academy, Launches In July In The Inland Empire

10. Meet the out-of-work

Martha Ross and Natalie Holmes

Fwd: Bookshelf: roundup

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Starfield Library

Posted: 16 Jun 2017 04:07 AM PDT

Shinsegae Property has officially opened the large-scale library in Starfield Coex Mall, featuring some 50,000 books placed on towering two-story bookshelves. The 2,800 square meter-sized library is located at the center of the underground shopping mall. Shoppers can freely browse, read and search for books of their choice on kiosks stationed at various points inside the open library area.
Korea Herald

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Fwd: The Millennial Success Sequence, and other Family Studies articles

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This Week on Family-Studies

The Institute for Family Studies and AEI released a new report by Wendy Wang and W. Bradford Wilcox, The Millennial Success Sequence: Marriage, Kids, and the "Success Sequence" among Young Adults

Alysse ElHage summarized the report's findings on the link between married parenthood and Millennials' financial well-being. She also interviewed journalist Regina R. Robertson about her new book, He Never Came Home. Amy Zeittlow and Naomi Cahn shared insights from their research on stepfathers, and Nora Sullivan discussed a recent study on how ambitious young women deal with the "trade-off" of career and marriage.

Marriage and Millennial Success

by Alysse ElHage

Millennials who put marriage before parenthood are more likely to be on track to the American Dream, according to a new IFS/AEI report. Getting married before having a first child reduces their odds of being in poverty by 60%.

Daughters, Father Loss, & Longing

an Interview with Regina R. Robertson

"Many women had such vivid memories of their fathers, from the smell of his cologne to his being he the world’s best tickler. It was amazing to hear about how much they loved their dads and all of the beautiful reasons why."

Prioritizing Family Over Career  

by Nora Sullivan

In a recent study, 68% of single female students placed in an all-female group said they'd prefer a higher-paying job with more hours to a lower salary job with fewer hours. But in a mixed group, only 42% chose the higher-earning job. 

Honoring Stepfathers

by Amy Zeittlow & Naomi Cahn

Today, more than 40% of Americans have at least one step-relative in their family. A stepfather faces unique challenges, so he needs to make extra effort to create a positive relationship.

IFS Around the Web

This week, AEI hosted a panel discussion of our new report, The Millennial Success Sequence. Also, Wendy Wang and W. Bradford Wilcox joined Ian Rowe of Public Prep Network to discuss the report on a Banter podcast. The report was also highlighted by Robert VerBruggen in National Review.

Dads, Kids, and Baseball

by Kevin E. Stuart

A recent study finds a connection between father-presence and baseball: Kids are about 25% more likely to play baseball or softball when they live with their dad. [From the Archives]

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Fwd: Bookshelf: roundup

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Subway library train

Posted: 12 Jun 2017 12:46 AM PDT

For the next six weeks, any member of the public in New York can head to subwaylibrary.com or download the New York Public Library's reader app, SimplyE, to have unlimited access to a wide selection of NYPL-provided e-books. The initiative also aims to promote the free Wi-Fi service at each of the subway's underground stations, which rolled out late last year. When users log onto the service, a link to the Subway Library website will appear, encouraging you to read a book instead of your Facebook feed.

Library Train is designed to look like the iconic Rose Reading Room with the seats and walls on each car made to resemble bookshelves (and a faux–Gilded Age ceiling to boot). The train is scheduled to run on the E and F lines between Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

TimeOut  and New York Public Library
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